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I'm trying to summarize success stories mentioned in this thread.
From @TC610
It never hurts to ask - retention is a big YMMV.  If you don't like the offer given to you when you call for retention, ask for a better one.  Scan through the thread (use the search bar - reading through 130+ pages of posts can be time consuming) to see what others have been offered. Please post what you've got if its better then whats in the WIKI

Citi:
AA
Retention: $95 Statement credit after 5 transactions (no minimum...) in the next 3 months
09/17/2014 $95 refunded no need to make any transactions + 1000 Bonus Points per month for 16 months if made purchases of $1000+
05/12/16 AA Executive: $50 credit every month spend $1500 or 15K Miles for $5K in 5 Months
08/14/17 AA Exec $250 credit for spending $3,000/m * 3m OR 15K Miles for $5K in 3m.

Chase: - Call 800-945-2006.
  • IB/IP
     Retention: 10k UR after 5k spend
  •  IC
     Retention: $50 SC
  • UA (Club)
     Retention: $150 account credit
     Retention: 10k Miles for spending $2000 in 3 months.
  • UA (Presidential)
     Retention: $100 account credit
  • BA
     Retention: 9k Avios for spending $1500 in 3 months
  • Freedom (5x catagories)
     Retention: 2,500 UR

Barclay's:
M&M
Retention: Waived by SMing

Arrival
Retention: 5K miles, for keeping the card open randomly.
AF waived, HUCA

US air:
AF waived

American Express

Seems to be clearly spend related while also no rhyme or reason to who gets offers

 • Business gold:5k-15k/$100 statement credit no spend required.
 • Delta Gold Skymiles - 12.5k Delta miles for paying the annual fee (no extra spending required) or $100 Credit on the account
 • SPG personal: 7k for 1k spend in 3 months.
 • SPG business: 10k no spend.
 • Personal Platinum - 20,000 MR for $3,000 spend in 3 months. (Actually gave me 5,000MR immediately, then 15,000 when I spend the $3k)/up to 50k/$150 SC for 1k spend.
 • Personal Platinum (another data point [zow]) - 30,000 MR for $4,000 spend in 3 months.
 • Business Platinum: 10k no spend/20k for 10k spend/30k no spend +50k for 40k spend

Retention contact numbers:
Citi: 800-444-2568
Chase: 800-945-2006
Amex: 800-452-3945
Barclays: 18664084064 (credit dept)
US Bank:

Click on link to get backdoor numbers for most banks:
http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Backdoor-Numbers/td-p/408066
« Last edited by zow on May 19, 2019, 06:47:52 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7500 on: February 16, 2022, 08:23:48 PM »
What's the best way to get amex retention? Call or chat? What do you write or say?

If I got an offer one year ago today, Feb 16, can I ask again today?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7501 on: February 16, 2022, 08:40:17 PM »
What's the best way to get amex retention? Call or chat? What do you write or say?

If I got an offer one year ago today, Feb 16, can I ask again today?

This is exactly how my chat went

https://pointsmilesandmartinis.boardingarea.com/2020/11/amex-chat-retention-offers/

Although there are some anecdotal reports about offers sometimes being somewhat better via phone than chat...not sure if that's actually true or not

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7502 on: February 16, 2022, 09:48:22 PM »
This is exactly how my chat went
When I got retention offer I didn't had to be transferred.  The first agent gave it to me .

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7503 on: February 16, 2022, 09:59:53 PM »
Got $150 statement credit for Ritz Carlton card after trying 4 times.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7504 on: February 16, 2022, 10:03:09 PM »
Got $150 statement credit for Ritz Carlton card after trying 4 times.
4 times in how long ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7505 on: February 16, 2022, 11:00:54 PM »
Is it exactly one year from one retention offer, to the next?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7506 on: February 17, 2022, 10:01:59 AM »
AMEX Bonvoy Biz
$225 Statment credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7507 on: February 17, 2022, 10:22:20 AM »
AMEX Bonvoy Biz
$225 Statment credit

Very good offer. How much spend did you put on it?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7508 on: February 17, 2022, 10:25:46 AM »
Very good offer. How much spend did you put on it?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7509 on: February 17, 2022, 03:06:17 PM »
$99 credit statement on 7500 miles after spending $1k in 3 months on the citi business advantage card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7510 on: February 17, 2022, 08:25:34 PM »
4 times in how long ?
From Monday till last night Wednesday

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7511 on: February 18, 2022, 04:49:51 PM »
Amex blue business plus : $50 statement credit . No spend requirement. 

Everyday preffered : 7,500 MR for $2000 spend

Blue cash preffered: $75 for $2,500 spend .

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7512 on: February 21, 2022, 11:27:33 PM »
PP $150 after receiving $500 less than 12 months ago

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7513 on: February 22, 2022, 11:22:56 AM »
 If I put through a Saks order on a plat card, and then convert to a gold card 2 days later, because they will only offer $150 retention credit, will the $50 plat credit still post after the conversion date, since when you made the order you were plat?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7514 on: February 23, 2022, 11:08:16 AM »
Sure, because you are such a valued Card Member, you can earn 55,000 Membership Rewardsฎ points after you spend $4,000 or more on purchases on your Platinum Card account within 3 months of accepting this offer.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7515 on: February 25, 2022, 12:53:47 AM »
AF posted (chase business preferred) and wondering what I should ask chase to waive or retention bonus? Any ideas, TY

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7516 on: March 02, 2022, 08:54:55 AM »
Anyone recently get a retention offer on chase ua business card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7517 on: March 04, 2022, 10:36:23 AM »
DL Consumer Platinum 30k miles for 2k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7518 on: March 06, 2022, 10:45:37 AM »
 $250 on spend of 3.5k in 3months for Blue Cash Preferred
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7519 on: March 07, 2022, 08:27:51 AM »
Got offer for personal marriot $95 AF either 10,000 points after $1,000 spend or $25 should I wait for a better one?